Butternut Ski Area is located on the northern slopes of East Mountain State Forest near the village of Great Barrington. Butternut's lifts, trails and base facilities complement a beautiful, natural setting of evergreen and hardwood forests. It is clear that the area's enviable reputation among skiers centers on providing the best possible snow conditions in a pleasing, relaxed atmosphere. Historically, the Berkshires have been a year-round vacation area, and over the years Butternut has become a major focus for those seeking a quality ski vacation. Awarded by SKI Magazine for overall area development, environmental planning and excellence of design, Butternut's beautiful and challenging skiing terrain offers novices to experts alike a rewarding skiing experience.